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Earl Payne Tribute Website Released to Public

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Tribute Website to California Photographer, Earl Cecil Payne, is officially open to the public.  This website was created by the Foundation to honor Mr. Payne and to thank the Payne family for their generosity. This website will continue to grow as more of the Payne collection is cataloged and digitized at the California State Library.…...

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New Acquisition: Advertising for The Steamer H. J. Corcoran

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The H. J. Corcoran: The Fastest Steamboat on the Bay The Foundation has acquired for the State Library’s California History Collection a fabulous San Francisco Bay advertising poster for the Steamer H. J. Corcoran. The Corcoran was touted as the “fastest on the Bay.” Built in Stockton in 1898, it ran three times daily for Vallejo and Mare Island and thence...

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New Acquisition: Pony Express Bible

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Pony Express Bible Donated Joe Nardone, the Master Historian of the Pony Express, generously donated to the Foundation an original “1858 RUSSELL, MAJORS & WADDELL” Bible.  These Bibles were ordered by the company in 1858 and should be called Alexander Majors Transportation Bible but have come to the be known as Pony Express Bibles in...

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Coming Up: Weird & Wacky Archives Crawl Oct. 7th

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The annual Archives Crawl is rapidly approaching! The State Library’s California History Room will be participating again with some “weird and wonderful collections” on display. In addition, scavenger hunt partipants will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Samsung Tab 4 Nook. Three Nooks will go to K-5 grade students, three...

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